When you have cataract surgery, the eye’s natural lens is removed. Removing your eye’s natural lens is the only way to eradicate the cataract formed on the lens.
But your natural lens is replaced by an intraocular lens or IOL. IOLs come in different varieties.
The standard option that many patients choose is monofocal lenses. But monofocal lenses are not the only option, especially if you want to reduce your dependence on visual aids after cataract surgery.
Another option available is premium intraocular lenses. Premium IOLs come in various designs that can give you better vision than you’ve ever had, including before you had cataracts.
The Light Adjustable Lens is among the newest and most exciting premium IOLs. The Light Adjustable Lens is revolutionary thanks to its unique design.
It’s the only IOL that’s tailored to your vision after you have cataract surgery. But what about that makes the Light Adjustable Lens revolutionary?
Keep reading to learn more about what makes the Light Adjustable Lens revolutionary, how it works, and what sets it apart from other premium IOLs!
The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is a premium IOL that provides patients with customized vision after cataract surgery. Like any other IOL, you’ll have it implanted in your eye during cataract surgery.
But unlike other IOLs, there are no pre-set refractive powers on the Light Adjustable Lens when you have it implanted in your eye. Instead, the refractive powers on the Light Adjustable Lens are adjusted after you’ve healed and recovered from cataract surgery.
Each patient has their Light Adjustable Lens adjusted differently to ensure they achieve their ideal vision. Because of this, the Light Adjustable Lens can provide each patient with the tailored, custom vision they want.
The accurate and precise results allow you to achieve the best possible vision after cataract surgery.
How Does the Light Adjustable Lens Work?
When you have cataract surgery, you’ll have the Light Adjustable Lens inserted in your eye after your natural lens is removed. This is the same as for any other IOL.
But once the Light Adjustable Lens is inside your eye, it isn’t yet optimized to correct your vision. Your eye first needs to heal from surgery.
About two weeks after having cataract surgery, you’ll return to See Clearly Vision, where you’ll have the Light Adjustable Lens adjusted using a specialized UV light treatment device. You’ll also be able to see potential vision outcomes to help you decide what you want your vision to look like.
The UV light treatment takes only a few minutes and is entirely non-invasive. Each light treatment will bring you one step closer to achieving your ideal vision.
Most patients require 3 light treatments before their vision is where they want it. You’ll have a final treatment once your vision is where it should be.
The Light Adjustable Lens is the only IOL customized to your vision after cataract surgery. When you have any other IOL inserted in your eye, it can only correct your vision to how it was before you had cataract surgery.
But the problem with that is that your vision may change slightly after you have cataract surgery. If this happens, it’s not something your cataract surgeon will be able to predict.
Most premium IOLs will still help you see moderately well, but your vision may not be as clear as it could be. Because the Light Adjustable Lens adjusts and adapts to your eyesight after you’ve healed from cataract surgery, it can give you the best vision possible.
It’s also altered and modified using UV light over several sessions to ensure it’s perfectly shaped to correct your vision. No other IOL, even other state-of-the-art premium IOLs, can be adjusted after cataract surgery, making the Light Adjustable Lens revolutionary.
Should you choose the Light Adjustable Lens if you’re having cataract surgery? Although it’s an incredible premium lens, it’s not suitable for everyone, but it’s worth considering.
It can give you incredible vision and offers several benefits. However, it may not be for everyone.
While healing from cataract surgery, you must wear special glasses blocking UV light, even indoors. You can only remove them while sleeping, washing your face, showering, or applying eye drops.
The Light Adjustable Lens does more than provide you with vision fully customized to your needs. It also blocks UV light (once fully adjusted) and produces less glare or visual aberrations than other premium lenses.
But like other premium IOLs, it can still permanently correct your vision, reducing and possibly eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses. When you choose the Light Adjustable Lens, you’re putting the power of customization into your own hands.
You won’t have to rely on your ophthalmologist’s best estimate of what your post-surgical vision could be. Instead, with the Light Adjustable Lens, you’ll have your lens customized and be able to test it out yourself.
You can advise your eye doctor on any necessary adjustments before having your final light treatment to lock in the lens power. Shouldn’t it be up to you what your vision is like after cataract surgery?
Do you need cataract surgery? If you think the Light Adjustable Lens could be the IOL for you, schedule an appointment at See Clearly Vision in McLean and Arlington, VA! Haven’t you waited long enough for better vision?